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Announcements Algebra Grade 8 period 2 - Mr. Huddleston

      For classroom homework handouts, notes, and tutor guide pages, go to Mr. Huddleston's web page at the following link:     Class handouts, notes, and tutor guide pages

      For period 2 homework assignments go to the following link:   Period 3 homework assignments

Mrs. Bloch's Pre-Algebra 

We have begun our study of literature using the text, Holt McDougal Literature. Our first unit is on Plot and Conflict. We read "Raymond's Run" last week, and this week we are reading, "The Ransom of Red Chief." Both of these stories have AR quizzes worth one point each. Please encourage your child to sign up to take them. We will end the week with a selection called, "Clean Sweep." All of the students have passwords to access the online version of the textbook. They can do this on their computers and even listen to the audio version for many of these stories.

English (Mrs. Franke)

Anticipated Assignments (Week of August 25):
This week's vocabulary: Character Building 1 - loyalty, responsibility, polite, personality, respect, mannerly, optimism, confidence, trustworthy, fortitude, honest, caring, portly, injustice, cumbersome
Friday, 8.23  -  WN entry; Google Classroom:  "Silly" HyperDoc
Monday, 8.26  - MUG 3:1,2; WN:  CB 1 graffiti; grammar workshop/reflection;practice CB1 Quizlet: complete/submit hypderdoc
Tuesday,8.27  - MUG 3:3; WN: friendly letter prewrite; ds rough draft of friendly letter
Wednesday, 8.28  - MUG 3:4; WN:  CB 1 pyramid point; CB1 Quizlet 'test' (test on Friday); Shurley sg/test (Fri); letter rough draft
Thursday, 8.29 - MUG 3: 5; MUG 3 ws/quiz; reviews/revisions/reprint SS letter
Friday, 8.30 - WN:  Shurley Unit 2 notes; WN:  CB2 preview list/definitions
English Links:
Scholastic Book Orders
Shurley Parent Help
Gramma Bytes
Purdue Online Writing Lab
Road to Grammar
Writing Handbook
Toon Parts of Speech Review
Chomp Chomp Grammar
8F Kidblog
8S Kidblog
Comic Strip Creator
Crossword Puzzle Creator
Wordfind Creator
D.C. Multi Media Project Rubric
D.C. Research Body Paragraph Rubric
Bib & Note Card Examples
Easy Bib Tech Doc
Washington, D.C. topics
Friendly Letter Response

Books and guidelines will be given the first week of school.

Students interested in serving on Safety Patrol, The Immanuel Cancer Fighters, or helping with a new project called AnySoldier - info will come out the first week.
Safety Patrol training meeting will be Monday 8/13/18.

You can check out the webpages for each of these activities on our school page (under the essential tab).


The Anysoldier.com class-page has been updated with the wish-list to send to a unit of 270 soldiers in Afghanistan.

In science, we are studying and reviewing the skills and attitudes of scientists as well as the steps involved in scientific inquiry.  There will not be a test on this chapter.  In place of a chapter test, there will be quizzes following the completion of each lesson.


8th graders are currently discussing what it means to have good overall health and wellness.  We will not be taking chapter tests, rather we will have a unit test following chapter 3.